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Bronchoprovocation Challenge Testing

Basically,Bronchoprovocation Challenge Testing assists asthma healthcare providers make a diagnosis of asthma. Generally, you will inhale a nebulized solution or preform exercise to see if you develop symptoms of asthma or airflow obstruction measured by spirometry. If you develop either, your airways are hyperresponsive. That is when your asthma healthcare provider may challenge you with the followings:- Methacholine (parasympathomimetic drug (trademark Mecholyl) that stimulates …

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Medication Induced Asthma

This article is the final continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ Medication Induced Asthma  or Aspirin Induced Asthma: – Aspirin, most people don’t think twice about taking an aspirin under the prescription accordingly and it’s correct usage esp. when they have a headache,but for some people with inclusive of asthma, this unknown action can be fatal. Aspirin and other …

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Types Of Asthma

 There are actually several different types of asthma. Knowing what type of asthma you have may help you prevent asthma symptoms and take more effective steps when you develop asthma symptoms. Allergic Asthma It is the most common type of asthma and accounts for nearly 60% of all asthma. Airway obstruction and typical asthma symptoms that are associated with allergies and triggered …

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Asthma Controller And Rescue Medicines

– continuation from previous article http://whatasthmais.com/treat-asthma-medications/   Asthma Controller Medicines Asthma controller medicines assists in preventing asthma symptoms when taken daily as prescribed. These preventive asthma medicines include several different types. Each works in it’s special ways, and some are more suitable for certain levels of asthma severity.Check out the more suitable one below:- Inhaled Steroids Inhaled steroids, also known as …

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Treat Asthma Medications

Generally there are two types of asthma medications:- 1) rescue and 2) controller medicines. Most asthmatics need both the medications. Many people with asthma are only treated with a rescue asthma inhaler, which is a common mistake to make. Check out whether your asthma is controlled or not and if you need additional therapy such as a controller medicine. Rescue asthma medicines are those medicines …

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Treating Asthma In Children-Rescue or Reliever Medicines

Children with mild irregular asthma do not have symptoms always so, generally do not need to be on daily asthma control medications. But, every children with asthma may need occasional asthma rescue medications to treat asthma attacks,when occasional periods of asthma symptoms, often triggered by a viral infection, exposure to an allergen or exposure to an irritant. For fast relief of asthma symptoms, …

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Handle An Asthma Attack

 Asthma Attack – Flare Up (Follow up from previous article – Asthma Attack:-  An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of your asthma symptoms caused by narrowing of your airways or bronchoconstriction ( – is the constriction of the airways in the lungs due to the tightening of surrounding smooth muscle, with consequent coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Bronchoconstriction can also be …

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Asthma Attack And Lungs

Asthma attack and what happens inside the Lungs. Knowing what occurs in your body during an asthma attack may assist you in understanding how and why your medical health provider determine certain treatments or asks you to avoid certain things. An asthma attack is generally acute or chronic change in your asthma symptoms that interrupts your normal daily routine and requires …

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Peak Expiratory Flow Rate-PEFR

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate: Definition – PEFR measures how fast a person can breathe out or exhale air. It is a test that measures how efficient the lungs are working. This test is done by a peak expiratory flow monitor – a small handheld device with a mouthpiece at one end and a scale with a moveable indicator – usually a small …

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Treating Asthma – Medications

Generally medications are used to treat asthma, prevent asthma and control asthma symptoms, to reduce the number and severity of asthma episodes and to improve airflow. Mainly two types of asthma medications which are widely used: Anti-inflammatory medicines Anti-inflammatory medicines are the most essential medicines for most asthmatics(under Statistical). Anti-inflammatory medications reduce swelling and mucus production in the airways. As a solution, airways …

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Asthma Action Plan

Asthma is a force in the system that stimulates change in a condition where the narrowing of the air passageways that impairs breathing in asthma is variable. Most people who have asthma knows, one’s breathing can be fine one day and very difficult the subsequent day. In fact, under certain circumstances one’s asthma can flare up in a matter of minutes. …

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How To Manage An Asthma Attack

Initial step in dealing with an asthma attack is identifying that an attack is present. Normally if one is having a severe attack and can’t breathe recognition of the attack is no problem.But at other times it is all very easy to minimize one’s symptoms of an asthma attack — to attribute them to a cold or an allergy, or to assume …

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Severe Asthma Attacks And Action Plan

  For severe asthma attacks , or where the breathing and PEFR (Peak Expiratory Flow Rate) are getting worse rather than better, the steroids will need to be taken by orally (by mouth). You will need to begin a short course of oral steroids or if you take oral steroids on a regular basis, the dose will need to be increased. …

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Bronchodilators

 Seriously know that none of the bronchodilator medicines treats the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. The serious mistake that you can make in treating an attack of asthma is to depend solely on bronchodilators when your asthma attack is not getting better, or when it improves only briefly, then worsens again. Subsequent medicines are needed to treat the swelling and …

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Treating Asthma Attack

The utmost best initial treatment for an asthma attack is your inhaled beta-agonist bronchodilator (e.g., albuterol, Ventolin®, Proventil®, Maxair®, Alupent®, etc.). It works fast within 5 minutes. For it to be effective, you must inhale the medication slowly and deeply into your lungs. The usual dose is two inhalations or puffs, although for severe attacks you may obtain greater relief …

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Asthma Terms

Action plan: A list or a chart that tells you what to do if you have asthma symptoms , depending on their severity. Your action plan must also tell you what to do when you do not have any symptoms under preventive care. Albuterol: Asthma medication – read short-acting beta-agonist below. Allergic asthma: A chronic, inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by …

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Asthma Diagnosis

Health professionals will ask about any symptoms you have and how severe they are, when, where they happen, how often they happen, and what triggers and relieves them. These data will assist your health professionals find ways to help prevent asthma attacks. Your doctor also will want to know about your personal history of allergies and respiratory illnesses, as well as your …

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Asthma Symptoms-Difficulty In Breathing

     Asthma Symptoms: Wheezing (a whistling sound) Difficulty breathing Chest tightness Persistent cough People with chronic cough has the main symptom. For others, symptoms flare up only during or after exercise. In-between asthma attacks or flare-ups, people with mild or moderate asthma may not have any symptoms. Patients with asthma tend to have more severe symptoms when they have an upper …

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Asthma-What Is It?

 Asthma is a chronic lung diseases that causes breathing difficulties and wheezing when air passages narrow and become inflamed. The situation ranges from mild to severe. Some people have only intermittent, mild symptoms, while others have almost constant symptoms with severe, life-threatening flare-ups. During an asthma attack, the airways become inflamed and narrower as the muscles surrounding them constrict. The …

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